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    Help my start my firstplace please!

    I recently moved into a home that was build in 2005, so this is somewhat newer equipment.

    There is a wall switch and obviously it does nothing when I switch it.

    I removed the bottom tile and exposed the mechanics and there seems to be only two things to adjust, and on/off switch and the a red knob that is hooked up to the let the gas in or out. There is electricity going to the unit but other than that I can't figure out how to get the pilot light to light and get the fireplace going. Thanks for helping out a newbie to this forum, much appreciated.

    here a pic for refreance, the only markings I found was on the on and off switch box (Honeywell).


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    Quote Originally Posted by HBH2 View Post
    I recently moved into a home that was build in 2005, so this is somewhat newer equipment.

    There is a wall switch and obviously it does nothing when I switch it.

    I removed the bottom tile and exposed the mechanics and there seems to be only two things to adjust, and on/off switch and the a red knob that is hooked up to the let the gas in or out. There is electricity going to the unit but other than that I can't figure out how to get the pilot light to light and get the fireplace going. Thanks for helping out a newbie to this forum, much appreciated.

    here a pic for refreance, the only markings I found was on the on and off switch box (Honeywell).

    Gas valve is shut off.


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    The valve looks like a Honeywell smart valve which requires a signal from a controller such as a T-stat or ignition control assembly to light the pilot. It appears to have a hot surface ignition system. Where do the black, blue and red wires go to?
    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty hvac View Post
    Gas valve is shut off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by welling service View Post
    The valve looks like a Honeywell smart valve which requires a signal from a controller such as a T-stat or ignition control assembly to light the pilot. It appears to have a hot surface ignition system. Where do the black, blue and red wires go to?
    There is a small box imediately left of where the picture is

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    Yes that, I know!

    It is shut off because I gave up trying to figure it out!

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    Yes that, I know!

    It is shut off because I gave up trying to figure it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBH2 View Post
    Yes that, I know!

    It is shut off because I gave up trying to figure it out!
    Don't yell at me just trying to help!


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    Sorry didn't mean to come off as yelling, far from it. I was happy that I received a reply. I appreciate your help, and if you can point me in the right direction I would highly appreciate it. It's very frustrating not being able to figure it out, and with small kids around I was being cautious turning off the gas as I would more than likely forget it open, and if you look at my picture I just realized that I left the on/off switch left on ON, go figure.

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    The pilot lights itself on a call for heat. If I'm what I'm thinking is right just call someone, judging by the valve for sure a hiel tempstar dealer will have the part I'm guessing is bad, if its not they can atleast fix it.

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    There are safety's involved that won't let gas out if pilot is not lit.

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    Thanks for your help.

    My question is, what is the process of lighting the pilot? There is no pilot "switch"

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBH2 View Post
    Thanks for your help.

    My question is, what is the process of lighting the pilot? There is no pilot "switch"
    Automatic through the valve. There is a safety that is not allowing it to light.


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    Thanks, I appreciate the info.

    That being said, I turn on the the main gas and flip the on/of switch on the inside, then flip the switch on the wall and it should turn on?

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